Well here’s some good news : our minimum wage is safe!
On 3/8/2017 at 5:00pm , three bills that would have rolled back our state minimum wage officially “died” in the State Legislature.
- SB 5530, which would have reduced the minimum wage to $9.53/hour for everyone who happened to work outside of King County is dead.
- SB 5532, which would have reduced the minimum wage to $9.53/hour for everyone whose employer happens to be classified as a nonprofit is dead.
- And SB 5541, which would have created a special sub-minimum wage for younger workers is dead too.
In other words: we did it! 🙂